Pamphlet for the exhibition Altered Boundaries at the Miami International Airport, November 15 – February 25, 2020. Altered Boundaries consists of works on paper and book art that elicit the viewer to question the visual and the textual meaning and to explore the communicative transparency and obscurity of all boundaries between the physical and psychological. The typographical imagery is the result of absence, created by tiny pinholes in the paper – her hand-punctured words and phrases result in the final work. In its irreverent poetic impracticality, the work reveals multiple connotations pertaining to the changing environment of our world. Altered Boundaries is an outcome of Chiarlone’s 2019 Artist Residency at Deering Estate in Miami, Florida. She was inspired by Charles Deering’s writings that expressed his commitment to conservancy. He was prescient in his concern for the loss of native habitats, such as the Everglades hammock, through the influx of population and the lack of Floridian’ concern for this loss.
Copyright Rosemarie Chiarlone